Sivakarthikeyan joined hands with director Nelson Dilipkumar for a film titled Doctor. The film is jointly produced by Sivakarthikeyan Productions and KJR Studios. The filming of Doctor was wrapped up long ago and the film was slated to release in theatres on May 13, on the occasion of Eid. However, t looks like there is a major change in release plans due to the sudden surge in the Covid-19 cases. Now, reports suggest that Doctor is in talks to have a direct release on the OTT platforms. Reportedly, the Doctor team is in talks with Disney+Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video for a direct release.
Reportedly, the last leg of discussions are currently going on ad soon a decision will be taken. This decision to skip theatrical release has angered the theatre owners. The Twitter handle of Ram Muthuram Cinemas wrote, "After Pandemic First wave, they thought Theatres are done and #Master gave the best ever collection for us, #KongvsGodzilla did Fantastic, #Sulthan Super HIT Run, #Karnan Best ever Box Office ever for Dhanush.
After seeing all good still opting for OTT release makes no sense. The huge Family audience, already songs are a Blockbuster chart no's #Doctor is a perfect Theatre material. It will definitely bring more revenue + OTT release after a month, combined revenue will be good for the producer. Still, that's their wish means nothing can't be done (sic)."